Debunking 11 Myths about Hitler
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 4/19/2014
A: Holocaust deniers are ignorant or malicious or both. A preponderance of historical evidence, not least from German sources, points at the occurrence of this tragedy. I believe that 6 million is actually an underestimate, taking into account the fact that in 1944-5 Jewish deportees (for instance, from Hungary) were conveyed directly to the gas chambers without any form of registration, counting, or monitoring.
Don't Ban Bossy, Ban Beyonce
David Huntwork - 4/19/2014
Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has a line in her book that states "I want every little girl who's told she's bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills."
Why Are Muslims Turning Away From Science?
Sufyan bin Uzayr - 4/19/2014
“Seek knowledge, even if you have to go all the way to China!”
Ensuring substantive City Space
Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi - 4/19/2014
In-fact, City Space is the domain where we get all the required opportunities to realise ourselves. It is a sphere where almost all aspects of sustainable urban development can be fulfilled, not only in environmental and social terms, but also in moral and spiritual terms.
Ukraine after Crimea: Russia alone can help find solution in East Ukraine
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal - 4/19/2014
Following the annexation Crimea by Russia, the USA and the EU have imposed visa bans and asset freezes on a number of Russian individuals, with Putin openly mocking these measures. US President Barrack Obama also warned Russia earlier this week that new sanctions could be imposed in response to the Kremlin's new steps to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. Kiev announced a military operation against the pro-Russia separatists in east Ukraine.
Paying College Football Players and Reforming University Athletics
Prof. Peter Morici - 4/13/2014
The advent of cable television offered universities vast new opportunities to profit from football and basketball, and the large and most lucrative programs have consolidated into five major conferences. Those dominate the Bowl Championship Series in football and the NCAA tournament in basketball and earn huge sums.
Turkey: Erdogan's ruling party AKP wins local polls
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal - 4/13/2014
Turkey is now witnessing the phenomenal rise of Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its undisputed leader led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Dillon Freed - 4/13/2014
President Obama campaigned, and entered office, believing what the world was saying about his homeland: that all foreign policy problems stemmed from the over-confident American mien the nation displayed not just after 9/11 but throughout its existence.
Long Live The Republic!
David Huntwork - 4/13/2014
For over two hundred and thirty years the American Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence against the strongest and most advanced military in the world.
Why Is Eastern Ukraine So Important To Russia?
Dr. Gary K. Busch - 4/13/2014
There are tens of thousands of Russian troops massed on the Eastern border of the Ukraine. They continue to threaten to invade Eastern Ukraine in pursuit of the chimera of protecting Russian-speakers' civil rights in the region. That this policy is nothing more than a self-aggrandising cloak for more geopolitical reasons escapes no one; except, perhaps, for those whose belief system includes the notion that somewhere within the vast expanse of Russia there are governmental structures trying to assist the civil and human rights of Russians living in Russia. The Ukrainians still remember the first time the Soviets turned their attention to the Ukraine during what the Ukrainians call the Holodomor; the imposed famine in the Ukraine that killed millions of people, all of whom spoke Russian.
Open Letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Sufyan bin Uzayr - 4/13/2014
Respected Ms Aung San Suu Kyi,
Thanks to the internet, I have the luxury of putting together this open letter for you (though of course, a busy Nobel Laureate such as yourself must be having better things to do than reading this letter).
Last month, at the third Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), you met the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. Both of you discussed various issues, such as the importance of providing micro-loans to rural women and the need to restrict the trafficking of meth pills in the region. It was good to hear that steps were being taken for the betterment of the entire region.
However, something was missing. Yes, the plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Did you forget about them? Of course you did! You are a busy lady, after all!
Sheikh Hasina did allude to the Rohingya crisis, though. She told you that both Myanmar and Bangladesh need to resolve the refugee crisis, but you did not respond.
Since my assumption is that you have totally forgotten about the Rohingya populace of your own country (again, you’re very busy, I know that), allow me to remind you ...
On Socrates: Life and Legacy
Ellis Washington, J.D. - 4/13/2014
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.